WhatsApp WARNING: You could lose your most precious files as major update drops

WhatsApp is the world’s most popular messaging service, surpassing that of Facebook Messenger, WeChat and Telegram. According to Statista, a provider of market and consumer data, roughly 1.5billion people use WhatsApp every month as of July 2018. This compares to just 1.3billion for Facebook Messenger and 1.04billion for WeChat for the same period. WhatsApp allows […]

Senators want Google and Facebook to block 3D-printed gun files

US authorities lost the legal battle that would prevent Defense Distributed from legally releasing its 3D-printed gun files, but social networks can still ban them from their platforms. Facebook is already blocking people from posting their blueprints in the form of Computer Aided Design (CAD) files on its website and on Instagram, and now a […]

Blackout UPDATE: Just finished the Black Ops 4 beta? Do NOT delete your Call of Duty files

Call of Duty players have just finished the second Black Ops 4 beta test with the highly anticipated Blackout battle royale mode next up. Activision have already confirmed that in September the Blackout beta will be launched, one month ahead of the Call of Duty Black Ops 4 release date. Blackout is the brand new […]

Tribune ends Sinclair merger bid and files suit over losses

Today, Tribune Media announced that it is no longer interested in Sinclair’s $ 3.9 billion takeover. Furthermore, the company is filing suit against Sinclair for breach of contract, which asks for compensation for all of Tribune’s losses as a result of the breach. Sinclair wanted to purchase Tribune Media’s 42 stations in 33 markets, but […]

3D-printed gun website yanks CAD files after federal judicial order

Enlarge (credit: DEFCAD) DEFCAD, the world’s best-known online repository for 3D-printed gun files went dark on Tuesday evening, in the wake of a decision by a federal judge in Seattle, who granted a temporary restraining order hours earlier. “If an injunction is not issued and the status quo alters at midnight tonight, the proliferation of […]

Windows ‘Your Phone’ app gives you access to Android files on a PC

If you have an Android device and happen to be a Windows Insider in the Fast ring, as well, you’re among the first people who can take Microsoft’s “Your Phone” app for a spin. Microsoft has started testing the experimental application, which gives you easy access to the files on your phone from a Windows […]

Self-styled Tesla whistleblower files formal SEC complaint

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Tesla ‘whistleblower’ files tip with the SEC (TSLA)

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Former Tesla employee Martin Tripp has filed a whistleblower tip with the Securities and Exchange Commission in which he alleges the company lied about Model 3 production numbers and put unsafe batteries in its cars, The Washington Post reports. Tesla did not immediately respond to a request for comment, but the company […]

Former Navy sailor pardoned by Trump files lawsuit against Obama administration

A former US Navy submariner has filed a lawsuit alleging that Obama administration officials denied him equal protection under the law, and went easy on Hillary Clinton for the same offenses. 31-year-old Kristian Saucier served a year in federal prison for taking photographs of classified sections of the submarine he worked on. In the suit, […]

Sonos files for IPO, positions its products as alternatives to screen addiction

Enlarge / The Sonos One, a Sonos smart speaker that launched with Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant. (credit: Jeff Dunn) Smart audio company Sonos has filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission to go public. In doing so, the company warned investors of potential risk factors, such as Sonos’ dependence on competitors like Amazon, and […]